Jacobs receives grant from International Tennis Federation

WINDHOEK: Namibian tennis player Lesedi Jacobs received a grant of about N.dollars 12 000 from the International Tennis Federation (ITF) to compete in four championships in Europe.

Jacobs, 17, will participate in the Allianz Kundler German Juniors support (Grade 1) in Berlin, Germany on 16 June 2015; IGTA Junior Cup (Grade 2) Powered by Babolat in Bochum, Germany on 22 June 2015; Nike Junior International (Grade 1) in Roehampton, London, United Kingdom (UK) on 28 June 2015; Junior Championships (Grade A) at Wimbledon, London, UK on 04 July 2015.

In a media statement availed to Nampa on Monday, President of the Namibia Tennis Association, Bob Mould said Jacobs received the grant as an aspiring young player.

Mould explained the grant is part of the ITF Development Programme, which is financed by the ITF and the Grand Slam Development Fund (GSDF).

ITF President Francesco Ricci Bitti was quoted in the statement as saying they are delighted to be able to direct these funds specifically towards the development of competitive tennis.